Police in Jasper County, Indiana say a southern Indiana man is jailed in Rensselaer. 41-year-old Russell Maddex was arrested trying to get to Wyoming to see his girlfriend in a series of stolen vehicles.
Maddex told investigators he was recently released from a southern Indiana prison at Westville and was living in a halfway house at Jeffersonville. He was expelled from there before trying to get to Wyoming.
A theft in progress call to a Remington (IN) truck stop led to a police chase on I-65. Maddex told police his plan was to steal vehicles along the way until he made it to Wyoming.
Momence police arrested a man after he attempted to steal a woman's purse and her car Monday. 32-year-old John Guthrie of Bourbonnais was charged with robbery and possession of a controlled substance.
In Kankakee County Court, bond was set at $50,000.
A Momence Police press release stated a woman flagged down an officer just before 2 am. She said she had closed a business and was getting into her vehicle when Guthrie approached her, grabbed her purse and pulled her from her vehicle in an attempt to steal it.
Guthrie fled and was found by police in an alley in the 100 block of East Washington Avenue.
Watseka Unit 9 contemplates not using Woodland Elementary building
The possibility of not using the Woodland Elementary School building next year has stirred comment and discussion. Now – the Unit Nine school board is making it known that a special committee is leaning toward having 4th grade students housed at the Wanda Kendall school in Watseka; while 2nd, 3rd and 5th graders be housed at the Glenn Raymond School in Watseka.
Superintendent Kenny Lee has informed the school board that the special committee has worked long and hard on looking at building utilization within the district.
Maintenance issues and flood damage in recent years at the Woodland school has stirred talk of not using the Woodland building. No formal action was taken.